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Port Aransas Inshore Adventure

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Tortuga Flats Fishing Fiesta

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trip description for Redfish on the Fly in Port Aransas

Captain Jeff offers fantastic half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips fly-fishing for Redfish along Texas' Coastal Bend. All rods, reels, tackle, and flies are provided—all you need is a current Texas fishing license, snacks, and polarized sunglasses. These trips are great for 1-2 anglers of all skill levels. Nothing beats catching a Texas Redfish on the fly! Note also, Captain Jeff doesn't pay too much attention to the time on his trips. He's out there to make sure you get your shots, not stare at his watch! Read More

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Redfish On The Fly

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trip description for Bay Adventure- 23' Parker in Port Aransas

Hit the water with Captain Daniel for an exciting day of bay fishing! The inshore canals and bays around Port Aransas are home to some of the world's best inshore fishing, so get ready to catch some fish! On this 6-hour adventure, Captain Daniel will motor out west to the Corpus Christi Bay, east to Aransas Bay, or north to Redfish Bay where you'll be going after exciting bay fish such as Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. You can go after these fish with a few different methods, and this boat is equipped for bottom fishing, heavy tackle, jigging, light tackle, and trolling. The crew of Captain Daniel will guide you every step of the way. The crew especially loves teaching kids and beginners everything about the different fish species available in this area, as well as fishing techniques. For these trips, you'll be aboard a 23' Parker center console with a capacity of 4 anglers. This balanced vessel is designed for inshore waters and will have no problem getting you to where the fish are biting! She comes equipped with all the essential navigational gear as well as a wireless trolling motor. Captain Daniel will supply all rods and reels, tackle and bait. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp for those over 16 years of age, food and drinks of your choice (no bananas), and comfortable life jackets if you are traveling with children. Captain Daniel will clean any keepers for you to take home. Get ready to have an adventure out on the bay with Captain Daniel! Read More

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Bay Adventure- 23' Parker

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trip description for Port Aransas State Water Offshore in Port Aransas

Embark on an extended nearshore/offshore fishing charter in Port Aransas, Texas. Venture offshore for an exciting 6-8 hour fishing expedition. Experience the thrill of targeting a wide range of species, from snapper, kingfish, shark, redfish, and anything else that you want to reel in that day. With your expert guide and top-notch equipment, reel in impressive catches in the deep waters. Enjoy the stunning scenery and create unforgettable fishing memories. Book now for an exhilarating offshore fishing adventure! This is a state water trip, not to exceed 9 nautical miles offshore. Read More

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Port Aransas State Water Offshore

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trip description for Back Bays and Beyond! in Port Aransas

Hit the water with Captain Daniel for an exciting day of bay fishing! The inshore canals and bays around Port Aransas are home to some of the world's best inshore fishing, so get ready to catch some fish! On this 6-hour adventure, Captain Daniel will motor out west to the Corpus Christi Bay, east to Aransas Bay, or north to Redfish Bay where you'll be going after exciting bay fish such as Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. You can go after these fish with a few different methods, and this boat is equipped for bottom fishing, heavy tackle, jigging, light tackle, and trolling. The crew of Captain Daniel will guide you every step of the way. The crew especially loves teaching kids and beginners everything about the different fish species available in this area, as well as fishing techniques. For these trips, you'll be aboard a 23' Parker center console with a capacity of 4 anglers. This balanced vessel is designed for inshore waters and will have no problem getting you to where the fish are biting! She comes equipped with all the essential navigational gear as well as a wireless trolling motor. Captain Daniel will supply all rods and reels, tackle and bait. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp for those over 16 years of age, food and drinks of your choice (no bananas), and comfortable life jackets if you are traveling with children. Captain Daniel will clean any keepers for you to take home. Get ready to have an adventure out on the bay with Captain Daniel! Read More

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Back Bays And Beyond!

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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trip description for Port Aransas Inshore Fishing in Port Aransas

Enjoy Texas Gulf Coast fishing in the saltwater bays and flats surrounding Rockport, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas and Ingleside, Texas with Captain Justin. Fish for Monster sized redfish, trophy trout and flounder in Copano, St. Charles, Redfish, Aransas, Mesquite, San Antonio and South bays. While redfish and speckled trout are the main focus of Captain Justin, it is important to be prepared for anything. It is not uncommon to have opportunities at jack crevalle, black drum, sheepshead, flounder, triple tail, lady fish, and maybe even small sharks. Read More

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Port Aransas Inshore Fishing

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trip description for Coastal Bend Live Action! in Port Aransas

Let Captain Mark be your guide to some of the top fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast! He has years of experience fishing this water, and knows all the best spots around Corpus Christi to find big ol' Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. On this trip, you'll be fishing aboard his 22' Blue Wave bay boat, a fast boat powered by a 148-HP Evinrude engine. Depending on the area and the species, you'll use a combination of live bait and lures on light tackle to bring in the fish. Captain Mark is extremely knowledgeable and has tons of tips and tricks to help improve your presentation, perfect your technique, and ultimately bring in more trophy fish! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, this trip will be a blast. It's also a great way to hook a "Texas Grand Slam" by catching a Redfish, a Trout, and a Flounder in one day! Get out there and see all the great fishing that Corpus Christi offers with Captain Mark. Read More

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Coastal Bend Live Action!

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Aransas black drum fishing charter

What are the best black drum fishing charters in Port Aransas?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 113 black drum trips in Port Aransas, and the most popular trips in the area are Coastal Bend Inshore Slam guided by Alex, Port A Slam - 24' Trans Cat guided by Heath, and Port A Family Trip guided by Ruben.

Our guides in Port Aransas are rated a 4.86 out of 5 based on 2555 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a Black Drum charter include Rockport, Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass.

Looking for kid friendly black drum guides / fishing lessons in Port Aransas? Check out our beginner and family friendly black drum guides in Port Aransas.

What types of black drum fishing charters are common in Port Aransas?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black drum in Port Aransas as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Port Aransas are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but drift fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Port Aransas black drum fishing charters cost?

for black drum in Port Aransas prices can range anywhere from about $550 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip for black drum in Port Aransas is $702. The average price for a full day trip for black drum in Port Aransas is $839.

What month is best for black drum fishing in Port Aransas?

The most popular season for black drum fishing in Port Aransas is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Port Aransas fishing license for black drum and what are the bag limits for black drum in Port Aransas?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Port Aransas, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Port Aransas. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Port Aransas.

What is black drum fishing in Port Aransas all about?

Black Drum fishing in Port Aransas offers anglers a unique and rewarding inshore experience. Recognized for their impressive size and distinctive appearance, Black Drum are often found in the bays, estuaries, and nearshore waters around Port Aransas. These fish are known for their characteristic drumming sounds, adding an auditory element to the excitement of the catch. Black Drum are frequently targeted by anglers seeking a challenge in inshore fishing, with their powerful runs and determined fights providing an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Port Aransas provides year-round opportunities for Black Drum fishing, with varying tactics depending on the season. In colder months, Black Drum tend to gather in deeper channels and around structures such as jetties and docks. Anglers often find success using natural baits like crabs, shrimp, or cut bait presented near the bottom. As the waters warm up, Black Drum move into shallower areas, including grassy flats and marshes. During these warmer seasons, artificial lures such as soft plastics or crab imitations become effective, offering anglers a chance to sight-fish for Black Drum in the clear coastal waters.

The appeal of Black Drum fishing in Port Aransas extends beyond the thrill of the catch. These fish are known for their excellent table fare, with firm and mild-flavored flesh. While catch-and-release is encouraged for larger specimens to preserve the population, smaller Black Drum are often considered a culinary delight. The combination of their size, distinctive behavior, and culinary value makes Black Drum a sought-after target for anglers exploring the diverse inshore fishing opportunities that Port Aransas has to offer.

What are the most popular months to fish for black drum fishing in Port Aransas?

Black Drum seasons in Port Aransas exhibit a dynamic pattern, influenced by the changing temperatures and habitat preferences of these inshore fish. The colder months, from late fall through winter, often see an increase in Black Drum activity in deeper channels and around structures like jetties and docks. During this season, anglers frequently target Black Drum using natural baits such as crabs, shrimp, or cut bait. The cooler waters prompt these fish to congregate in areas where they can find food and shelter, providing anglers with opportunities for a rewarding inshore fishing experience.

As the temperatures rise in the spring and summer months, Black Drum in Port Aransas transition to shallower waters, including grassy flats and marshes. This shift in habitat preferences opens up new opportunities for anglers to sight-fish for Black Drum in the clear coastal waters. During these warmer seasons, artificial lures such as soft plastics or crab imitations become effective tools for enticing strikes. The visual excitement of sight-fishing combined with the challenge of targeting Black Drum in these inshore habitats adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the fishing experience in Port Aransas.

While Black Drum can be caught year-round in Port Aransas, each season presents its own set of challenges and strategies for success. Understanding the seasonal patterns and adjusting techniques accordingly allows anglers to maximize their chances of encountering Black Drum in their preferred habitats. Whether casting near jetties in the winter or sight-fishing in the shallows during the summer, the distinct seasons of Black Drum in Port Aransas contribute to the diversity and richness of the inshore fishing opportunities along the Texas coast.

What techniques are popular for catching black drum fishing in Port Aransas?

Black Drum fishing in Port Aransas requires a combination of effective techniques tailored to the habits and habitats of these inshore species. During the colder months, anglers often find success targeting Black Drum in deeper channels and around structures such as jetties and docks. Natural baits, including crabs, shrimp, or cut bait, are commonly used to entice Black Drum in these areas. Anglers typically present their baits near the bottom, allowing them to take advantage of the drum's feeding patterns in colder water temperatures. Patiently waiting for the distinctive drumming sounds or subtle bites can signal a successful Black Drum hook-up.

As the temperatures rise, Black Drum transition to shallower waters like grassy flats and marshes, presenting anglers with an opportunity for sight-fishing. Using artificial lures becomes more effective during these warmer seasons, with soft plastics or crab imitations mimicking the forage available to Black Drum in the shallows. Sight-fishing requires a stealthy approach, with anglers carefully scanning the clear coastal waters for the telltale signs of cruising Black Drum. Precise casting and a keen eye are essential components of this visually engaging technique, adding an extra layer of excitement to Black Drum fishing in Port Aransas.

Another productive technique for Black Drum in Port Aransas involves deploying cut bait or live baitfish under a popping cork. This method allows anglers to cover a broad area, presenting the bait at different depths and enticing Black Drum with the commotion created by the popping cork. This approach is effective in both deeper channels and shallow flats, providing versatility for anglers exploring different inshore environments. Regardless of the chosen technique, successful Black Drum fishing in Port Aransas often requires adaptability, a keen understanding of seasonal patterns, and a willingness to explore the diverse inshore habitats that these impressive fish frequent.

What other species are popular in Port Aransas?

Port Aransas offers a diverse array of fishing opportunities beyond the pursuit of Black Drum, providing anglers with a chance to target various inshore and offshore species. One notable species is the Redfish, a prized inshore catch known for its coppery hue and powerful fights. Found in the shallows, bays, and estuaries, Redfish are often enticed by a variety of artificial lures such as soft plastics or topwater baits. Anglers can also use natural baits like shrimp or cut bait to target Redfish, making for an exciting and visually engaging inshore fishing experience.

For offshore enthusiasts, the Gulf waters around Port Aransas offer the chance to target King Mackerel, a fast and powerful pelagic fish. Trolling with live bait or artificial lures is a common technique for enticing King Mackerel around offshore structures, providing anglers with an adrenaline-pumping experience. The Gulf waters off Port Aransas also host other offshore gems, including Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and Amberjack, each offering its own set of challenges and rewards. The variety of species available ensures that anglers can tailor their fishing adventures to their preferences and explore the rich and dynamic waters of the Texas coast.

In addition to Redfish and King Mackerel, the waters around Port Aransas are home to Speckled Trout, another popular inshore species. These elusive fish are often found near grassy flats, estuaries, and oyster beds. Anglers can use a variety of techniques, including live bait, soft plastics, or topwater lures, to entice strikes from Speckled Trout. Whether exploring the inshore waters or venturing offshore, Port Aransas provides anglers with a diverse and rewarding fishing experience, showcasing the abundance of species that call the Texas coast home.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Ruben is an experienced captain and put us on the fish on a slow day.

    John B. with Ruben S. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mark at Captain experiences was great put us rite on the trout we must have caught 50 and hit our limit I would defiantly recocomend captain experiences to all my fishing buddy's thanks captain experiences 👍✝️🙏

    Kenny H. with Mark H. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    It was great, we limited to quick thank you

    Tomas C. with Toby S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jim took me and my husband out and we had a blast he knew the area very well and was knowledgeable of where the bites would be. Would definitely book again

    Shannon P. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Highly recommend Capt Brody. Good day of fishing and he is great with the kids.

    Steve R. with Brody J. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain David was a great guide. I had a good time and got to land some really nice fish. Thank you.

    Curtis H. with David L. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The best trip I have ever been on Really nice to meet Captain Toby We will be using Toby again

    Frank H. with Toby S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Of all the fishing trips I have been on . The one with Captain Toby is by far the best one We all had a great time

    Frank H. with Toby S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My son and I went out with Rueben and had a great time. It was a windy day and the fish weren’t initially biting but he took us to a bunch of different spots and we hauled in a few redfish. He was a great role model for my son who wants to be a fishing guide someday. Would definitely go out with him again.

    Jeremy F. with Ruben S. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip. Conditions weren't ideal but Jason managed to find fish for us and keep it interesting. Highly recommend.

    James B. with Jason M. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain put us on the fish wonderful boat was so helpful we didn’t have to do anything but reel in the fish will only use you for our charter experience thank you so much for making the day a special day for my son birthday

    Paul M. with Mark H. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Jeff was a very knowledgeable guide, very helpful and worked hard to put us on the fish…highly recommend.

    Mike M. with Jeff H. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip Justin got us limited out and it was a beautiful morning on the water

    Jeffrey A. with Justin M. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Trey was very accomidating and helpful throughout the trip. There wasn't a whole lot of fish that day (as was the case for the other boats), but we still managed to catch what we needed. Trey also gave us a great recommendation for a nearby restaurant to have our fish cooked. Thanks Trey! Tip well deserved!

    Kevin M. with Trey C. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Travis is great! Easy going. Super knowledgeable. A+. Would def book him again.

    Clay S. with Travis G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    It was an excellent experience he showed us what to do and gave us tips on how to catch the fish he was funny and talked to us and made sure we had a good time. The overall experience was amazing.

    Fernando M. with Joe S. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a blast.

    Casey D. with Jeremy G. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    great guide…highly recommend…

    Elliot W. with Joshua K. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Corey was fantastic! Went out of his way to get the “right” bait (which it was!). We caught enough fish, on a really windy day, for the kids to have wonderful memories. He’s great with kids, has plenty of interesting stories and just a pleasure to be around. Book with Corey! You won’t regret it!

    Rick A. with Corey B. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Limited on Sheapshead. 25 total fish between 3 people. Shane did a great job of making sure we had what we needed to keep catching

    Arthur K. with Shayne M. of Corpus Christi, Texas

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